While a relatively new brand, founded in 1988, the accessible pricing, in-house mechanical movement and overall aesthetics of the timepieces have made it popular and valued. The new movement that was added to the manufacturing this year has now provided a higher reputation and a timepiece aficionados are giving the highest accolades. Frederique Constant Moontimer is an amazing addition to their repertoire.
The timepiece features a single-crown adjustment system that sets time, date, and moon-phase. The crown winds the watch in the first position, and then second position sets the date if turned clockwise, and moon-phase counter-clockwise. The third position allows for adjusting the time on the hour and minute hands. The special phase indication uses a very detailed and precise image of the orb, created by a spectacular new technology known as laser ablation.
The Frederique Constant Moontimer is designed with a three-part case, 42mm in diameter, a beautiful convex sapphire crystal in the front, and a sapphire window showcasing the back allowing everyone to view the creative movement, Caliber FC-705. The 42-hour power reserve coupled with 26 jewels and the exquisite cotes de Geneve decoration. There are five elegant versions available.
There will be two of the timepieces featured in stainless steel cases, one sporting a silver dial and black alligator strap, while the other is designed with a navy blue dial and gorgeous navy matching alligator strap, both of them equipped with the hand-applied nickel indices and polished hands. Another piece is created in plated rose-gold with a silver dial, rose-gold plated hands and indices, finished with a brown alligator strap. The remaining two offerings were crafted in solid 18k rose gold, one featuring a silver dial and the other a chocolate brown one, both have the rose-gold plated hands and indices and a deep brown alligator strap. Each watch is presented in a unique and special design wooden gift box.
The one thing that everyone can agree on for the Frederique Constant Moontimer collection is that it is a blend of classic, dressy, and clean. The design is easy-to-wear, easy-to-read day or night, and is such a success for the entire collection. So when you are looking for that timepiece that offers quality, precision, and exquisite beauty, consider this brand piece, after all where else can you get such a bargain that reminds you every day how great it is.